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Family Life in 17th- And 18th-Century America (Family Life Through History)

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Publisher Comments:

Colonial America comes alive in this depiction of the daily lives of families—mothers, fathers, children, and grandparents. The Volo's examine the role of the family in society and typical family life in 17th- and 18th-century America. Through narrative chapters, aspects of family life are discussed in depth such as maintaining the household, work, entertainment, death and dying, ceremonies and holidays, customs and rites of passage, parenting, education, and widowhood. Readers will gain an in-depth understanding of the world in which these families lived and how that world affected their lives. Also included are sources for further information and a timeline of historic events.

Volumes in the Family Life through History series focus on the day-to-day lives and roles of families throughout history. The roles of all family members are defined and information on daily family life, the role of the family in society, and the ever-changing definition of family are discussed. Discussion of the nuclear family, single parent homes, foster and adoptive families, stepfamilies, and gay and lesbian families are included where appropriate. Topics such as meal planning, homes, entertainment and celebrations are discussed along with larger social issues that originate in the home, such as domestic violence, child abuse and neglect, and divorce. Ideal for students and general readers alike, books in this series bring the history of everyday people to life.

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Did both men and women read in colonial days? Could wives hold power of attorney? How long did children go to school? Who taught them? Did teenagers dress weird? Here a pair of public school teachers keep general audiences in mind as they describe families as educational institutions and primary social structure. They examine the respective roles of fathers, mothers, children, servants and slaves, and the ways in which their relationships were built, changed and ended. The result is a perception that colonial families were structured, ambitious for the next generation as well as their own, and surprisingly flexible, given how close to the edge of economic and physical survival they often lived. By the way, the many illustrations show that everyone, not just the teenagers, dressed weird.
Annotation 2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Did both men and women read in colonial days? Could wives hold power of attorney? How long did children go to school? Who taught them? Did teenagers dress weird? Here a pair of public school teachers keep general audiences in mind as they describe families as educational institutions and primary social structure. They examine the respective roles of fathers, mothers, children, servants and slaves, and the ways in which their relationships were built, changed and ended. The result is a perception that colonial families were structured, ambitious for the next generation as well as their own, and surprisingly flexible, given how close to the edge of economic and physical survival they often lived. By the way, the many illustrations show that everyone, not just the teenagers, dressed weird. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Examines the role of the family and typical family life in 17th- and 18th-century America.

Synopsis:

Colonial America comes alive in this depiction of the daily lives of families--mothers, fathers, children, and grandparents. The Volo's examine the role of the family in society and typical family life in 17th- and 18th-century America. Through narrative chapters, aspects of family life are discussed in depth such as maintaining the household, work, entertainment, death and dying, ceremonies and holidays, customs and rites of passage, parenting, education, and widowhood. Readers will gain an in-depth understanding of the world in which these families lived and how that world affected their lives. Also included are sources for further information and a timeline of historic events.

About the Author

JAMES M. VOLO is a science teacher at Norwalk Public Schools in Norwalk, Conn. He is co-author of Daily Life in Civil War America (Greenwood, 1998), Daily Life during the American Revolution (Greenwood, 2003), and Daily Life during the Old Colonial Frontier (Greenwood, 2002).DOROTHY DENNEEN VOLO is a math teacher at Norwalk Public Schools in Norwalk, Conn. She is co-autor of Daily Life in Civil War America (Greenwood, 1998), Daily Life during the American Revolution (Greenwood, 2003), and Daily Life during the Old Colonial Frontier (Greenwood, 2002).

Table of Contents

Introduction

The Role of Family

Folkways

Family Structure

The Role of Father

Patriarch

Wise and Seasonable Counsels

Educator

Provider

Protector

Estate Builder

The Role of Mother

Women as Wives

Women as Mothers

Women as Housewives

The Role of Children

Children as Family

Children as Learners

Children as Workers

The Role of Sevants and Slaves

Servants

Race-based Slavery

Selected Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780313331992
Author:
Volo, James M.
Publisher:
Greenwood
Author:
Volo, Dorothy Denneen
Author:
Volo, James
Author:
Volo, Dorothy
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Family
Subject:
United States - Colonial Period
Subject:
United States / Colonial Period(1600-1775)
Subject:
North America History.
Subject:
Family -- United States -- History.
Subject:
US History-Colonial America
Series:
Family Life Through History
Publication Date:
20051231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
328
Dimensions:
9.58x6.34x1.17 in. 1.44 lbs.

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Health and Self-Help » Child Care and Parenting » General
History and Social Science » US History » Colonial America
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"Synopsis" by , Colonial America comes alive in this depiction of the daily lives of families--mothers, fathers, children, and grandparents. The Volo's examine the role of the family in society and typical family life in 17th- and 18th-century America. Through narrative chapters, aspects of family life are discussed in depth such as maintaining the household, work, entertainment, death and dying, ceremonies and holidays, customs and rites of passage, parenting, education, and widowhood. Readers will gain an in-depth understanding of the world in which these families lived and how that world affected their lives. Also included are sources for further information and a timeline of historic events.
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